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. >> and embattled toronto mayor is criticizeing president obama. mayor ford denouncing president obama's health care law telling sports radio show that the affordable care act is too expensive despite the fact that canada prides itself in a government run h care system and says as a person i like president obama. i don't like his policies. >> some parents are sounding off after a new baby bouncy seat has an ipad holder. the toy company released this video showing how it works. the toy company is selling the seat for $80 and says it offers play and learning at finger tips of the baby but some parents are disgusted. customer reviews say the contraption has to be one of the worst ideas for baby products. what do you think? you can join the conversation on facebook.com/abc. >> i could write a whole blog because i have so much to say about that but we don't have the time now. >> in a word? >> i thought you were going with the brrr word. >> that works. i put the picture of 23 degrees but can you beat that? >> i got a tweet, 20 degrees in north livermore! here is live doppler 7 hd, it is clear. it is sitti
the u.s. >>> this past weekend was president obama's deadline to get a sick patient back on its feet -- health care website. it's been getting emergency car since it began life in critical condition two months ago. after the disastrous start that cost the president a big dip in poll numbers, he promised to have it work by the end of november, this past weekend. karen traverse explains that the website seems to be working tonight. >> reporter: since its launch two months ago, health care.goff has be-- healthcare.gov has bee plagued by system crashes and slow speeds. the obama administration says the site's on the mend. >> we were able to make the necessary improvement to the website so the vast majority of americans who use the website have an experience in which the site functions effectively. >> reporter: the white house set a deadline of december 1st to reach the goal. over the weekend, it released a report touting what it says is significant progress. some 400 software bugs and hardware problems have been fixed. it's now accessible 90% of the time, that's up from just over 40% in
death as new details and images from that deadly crash emerge. >>> and major improvement to health care.gov. what the obama administration says it's done to give visit ovrz a glitch-free experience. >> hi there, everyone. i'm meteorologist lee glancer today. temperatures in the 70s. by wednesday we could be talking about some frooed freeze warnings for the bay area. get ready for a huge drop in and why can you move the tv out here? the wireless receiver. i got that when i switched to u-verse. but why? because it's so much better than cable. it's got more hd channels, more dvr space. yeah, but i mean, how did you know? i researched. no, i-i told you. no. yeah! no. the importan and i got you this visor. you made a visor! yes! that i'll never wear. ohh. [ male announcer ] get u-verse tv for just $19 a month for two years with qualifying bundles. rethink possible. >>> new details continue to meerj about the fiery car crash that killed "fast and furious" actor paul walker. the sheriff department says speed was a factor in the crash. walker's publicist says he was a passenger in the car drive
mark kelly is in our newsroom. we're learning that newman apparently in good health. mark. >> reporter: frank, swedish diplomats have been able to visit him giving him medication for his heart. the obama administration is now urging for newman's release citing his advanced age and health conditions. >> i can understand that in u.s. and western countries, there is misleading information and propaganda about pprk. >> reporter: north korean state media released this video over the weekend of detained american tourist 85-year-old merrill newman reading a handwritten apology. pyongyang said newman admits he is guilty of big crimes when he fought for the u.s. in the korean war killing civilians, working with anticommunist guerrillas and planning now 60 years later to try to meet up with them. the video shows newman signing the four-page statement he read on camera dated november 9 and sealing it with his thumbprint in red ink. what was to him next isn't clear. after being held since late october, taken off a plane just as his tour group was leaving, the white house is now weighing in. a spok
the truck six days after the crash and found richard still alive. >>> the obama administration says its health care website is now running glitch free after undergoing aparound the clock overhaul over the weekend. the white house offered specifics today on what change to keep healthcare.gov from crashing or sending out error mess answer. technicians fixed spots. the website can now handle 50,000 users at a time. >> we've made significant progress in improving healthcare.gov. and achieving a system that runs smoothly for the vast majority of consumers. >> republicans still aren't sold. the white house says it is working to improve the site and it isn't done yet. the administration is delaying a big push to get people enrolled until it's certain the technical glitches are a thing of the past. >>> overseas for a moment. benjamin netanyahu has met with the pope for the first time ever. netanyahu and pope francis met privately at the vatican for about 25 minutes today to discuss peace talks, iran and possible visit by the pope to jerusal jerusalem. netanyahu gave pope francis a book about th
on president obama's efforts to overhaul the nation's health care system. the public policy institute of california found just 44 percent of voters are in favor of the president's affordable care act. while the same percentage don't approve of the law. this is despite two thirds of uninsured residents who say they plan on getting coverage by next year now that its more available to them. at the same time, mr. obama's job approval rating has taken a hit, with 51 percent of californians approving. that matches a record low from two years ago and is down 10 points from last summer. and a shocking discovery as other wells have to euthanize to because of the poor condition they were found in print now wildlife officials are just trying to save the rest. >>: they're all for release to me now. >>: the area is pretty remote. officials say it is peppered with sand bars in san flexi-van at high tide as they try to nudge the whales to see many turned and came back. >>: we tried this technique called hurting and it's trying to get the votes around them and nudge them out by sound or by moving the
, president obama will start a new push for the health-care.gov website. in an event at the white house he will highlight people he says have been held by his health or care reform law and website. the president also working on possible subsidies to insurance companies to let people keep their existing insurance plans as was originally promised. the government say most of the glitches on these website have now been fixed. and now that to the website is supposed to be running smoother, consumers are reporting mixed success as they try and lock on to the updated health care exchange. >>james: and man was killed in a shark attack while fishing from a kayak in hawaii. it happened but it off the island of maui. apparently, the fishermen speak for dangling over the edge of his kayak when a shark bit one of them. a friend kayaking near by tried to stop the man's bleeding with a tourniquet and called on a nearby tour boat for health and they sailed a shore. >>: we all helped get the entire kayak with the body on to the boat. my wife, who is a physician determined as well as she could that the pers
'll be maligned >> a new poll finds californians are split on president obama's efforts to overhaul the nation's health care system. the public policy institute of california found just 44 percent of voters are in favor of the president's affordable care act. while the same percentage don't approve of the law. this is despite two thirds of uninsured residents who say they plan on getting coverage by next year now that its more available to them. at the same time, mr. obama's job approval rating has taken a hit, with 51 percent of californians approving. that matches a record low from two years ago and is down 10 points from last summer. r >> no budget deal yet and washington. house budget committee chairman paul ryan and senate budget committee chairwoman and patty murray are narrowing down the issues in a potential spending bill. the two sides have nearly $100 billion and gap to bridge and what looks to be a trillion dollar a year in u.s. and government budget for 2014 and 2015. the bill currently funding the government runs out amid a general. they're trying to hash out a budget to fund the
obama. >> forget electronics or jewelry this holiday so, the new push now underway to get californians to "gift" health insurance. >> a new mega jackpot is up for grabs, how much is at stake in the mega will months drawing. >> we want to see how the freezing cold is affecting you. send us your photos at ureport@kgo-tv.com. to those who've been waiting welcome to covered california. the place to find quality, affordable coverage, and nobody can be denied because of a pre-existing condition. enroll today at coveredca.com. >>> covering walnut creek, burlingame, campbell and all the bay area this is abc7 news. >> a look at washington, dc, outside the south african embassy, the statue of the late nelson mandela. folks have been bringing things as a memorial, cars and candles in honor of the civil rights leader and politician who passed away at the aim -- age of 95. >> republican to's embattled mayor is criticizing president obama. mayor ford is denowing the health care laissezzing affordable care -- saying affordable care act is too expensive in spite of california having a government-run h
. >>> the deadline to get health insurance has been pushed back to march. yesterday, the obama<Ñ9:y administration declared the system 90% functional but at peak times today the site couldn't handle the number of users. it is still possible to think you have seened up and not have coverage on january 1st. it stems from healthcare gove sending incomplete files to the insurance policies. >>> now a followup. the captain in charge when the costco busan crashed against the rocks will not get his license back. he served nearly a year in prison for polluting ocean waters. the spilled oil polluted dozens of miles of shoreline and killed thousands of sea birds. >>> a strange story tonight. new video of firefighters in southern california rescuing a woman who fell between two buildings. happened just a few hours ago. the firefighters were lowered into that tight space and able to pull up the woman 25 feet to safety. it took about an hour. witnesses say the 28-year-old woman was trying to jump from one building to the other. >> we don't know why. >>> let's turn it over to jeff ranieri. we are expecting some
obama will start a new push for the health care go website. in any event at the white house he will highlight people he says have been helped by his health care reform law and website. --healthcar.gov website. in an event. the president also is expected to said the republicans want to strip away benefits without offering an alternative. the government saying most of the glitches on the health care.gov website have now been fixed. and now that the health care.gov website is supposed to be running smoother, consumers are reporting mixed success as they try and lock on to the updated health-care exchange. brokers and online and sisters in utah say three of every four people want to sign up for coverage of the federal government on one exchange are succeeding within an hour of walking in. navigators and wisconsin, illinois, alabama and north dakota reported a vast improvement. the website is serving as a health-care exchange for 36 states which did not refuse to set up their own website. california has its own unchanged at coveredca.com has also had some problems. our state exchang
is working, and it's not going away. president obama saying the website for the affordable health care act is working well for the vast majority of users. what isn't working well, though, in california, is this political brand. a new field poll, take a look, shows 43% of californians disapprove of mr. obama's job performance. that's an increase from 35% in july. nbc bay area political analyst larry gersten joins us. larry, is this a cause for democrats to be concerned even here in california? >> they may not say so, but yeah, they are concerned on several fronts. look, to begin with, the president lost support among key constituencies. take a look at the growing ranks of disapproval. these are pretty important. women up to 40% from 27% a few months ago. latinos, 34% disapproving compared to 18%. union households, up to 43% from 25% a few months ago. these were major pillars of the democratic coalition in 2012, and they are abandoning ship. >> usually here in california, we're kind of our own island, but is the disapproval kind of similar now across the country? are we reflecting that is. >
. they're also losing their health care plans. they're having to pay higher prices. >> barack obama stated said some republicans just want to see that health care act to sale. >> if you have better ideas, let's go. we are not want to repeal this as long as i am president. maligned republicans consider to talk about everything that is negative. >> president barack obama is renewing his focus on the income gap between rich and poor. he'll deliver an address later today to argue his case that income inequality and wage stagnation are threatening upward mobility and retirement security. the president will reiterate his call for an increase in possible economic benefits law. >> live in the weather center of the temperatures are at or below freezing for many of us are around the bay. we will see that these numbers will drop another 10 degrees as we approach sunrise. i will have more on a forecast one week returned.when we return. >> welcome back. it is a very cold start for the day. here is erica up with the forecast. >> it is very chilly outside. san francisco is not too bed sitting at 4
, president obama will highlight people he says have been helped by his health care reform law and web site. he'll join them at the white house. the president also expected to say that republicans want to strip away benefits without offering an alternative. today's event comes a day after the obama administration said healthcare dot gov handled hundreds of thousands of visitors. >> we're keeping our eyes on a freeze on watch that will go into effect later on tonight. i will break down this when we continue. >> welcome back. we now know why this commuter train derailed yesterday in new york city. it was just going too fast. as it came up on a curve. the national transportation safety board says, information from the train's two data recorders shows the train was goiing 82 - miles- an- hour, on a turn when it should have been going no more than 30 mph. four people were killed, including jim lovell, a married father of three boys. >> this is what his family had to say. >> "i just want to say that he was a very loving father and i miss him a lot, and everybody cared about him. everybody." >> th
's health insurance website is recovered since healthcare.gov was repaired. the obama administration says 29,000 people enrolled online since it was repaired in a single day. that's more than the number of those that signed up in the entire month of october. >>> rescue workers in florida are trying to save a huge pod of whales. almost four dozen pilot whales were stranded in shallow water in the everglades national park. 10 have died. >>> a couple was rescued as well as their dog in a fire. a up in a deliveryman smelled smoke at the house about 2 a.m. and called 911. >>> bart director also get an update on reforms in the agency's police department today. retired bart police chief patrick oliver spent the summer checking on 55 reforms that were recommended in 2010. today oliver will deliver his assessment to the bart board. >>> heavy snow and cold temperatures are putting much of the nation's midsection in the deep freeze this morning. more than 3 feet of snow has already fallen in parts of minnesota and deep snow with the risk of avalanches closing some roads in colorado. wind chills in mont
none of the allegations against ford have been proven. >>> the obama administration says the new improved healthcare.gov website is working and is now time for americans to purchase health insurance but as susan mcginnis reports, the group the white house most wants to sign up may be the hardest sell. >>> reporter: the obama administration says 29,000 americans enrolled on healthcare.gov in the first two days after it was fixed. that includes dawn from texas. she is a self-employed musician who is buying health insurance for the first time in 20 years. >> i was very surprised at the prices actually. we entered all my tax info and income and stuff and i was pleasantly surprised. >> reporter: erin is in her 40s and has health problems but for the new law to work the white house needs millions of healthy young people to sign up to make coverage more affordable for everyone else. the president made his pitch during a white house youth summit wednesday. >> i hope you haven't been discouraged by how hard it's been because stuff that's worth it's always hard. >> reporter: a new harvard
. >>> president obama has scheduled a news conference today where he will highlight people who have been helped by his health reform law. the president's news conference comes a day after the team in charge of fixing the healthcare.gov web site says it has worked out most of the bugs. the president will talk about the provisions of the affordable care act such as preventing denial due to preexisting conditions. he'll be joined by americans who the white house says have benefited from the new law. >>> meantime covered california has launched an online insurance exchange for small businesses. employers with no more than 50 full-time workers are eligible for the program. they're not required to enroll and canned in advice workers to find insurance through the covered california site for individuals and families. but by signing up some small businesses could qualify for federal tax credits. >>> a south bay high school is being recognized as one of the best in the country. saratoga high school was ranked number 81 on news week's top schools in the u.s. for 2013. the high school was given high praise
at the time of this crash. autopsy results could come out today. >>> later today president obama highlights the improvements on the federal health care website. the site got its first big test yesterday. by last night the website handled about 750,000 visitors without crashing. others faced the same delays and glitches. some were sent to a cube when the site became clogged. the white house says the site remains a work in progress. >> the president believes that the site has been significantly improved. we believe that this website is and will function effectively for the vast majority of users. and each day we will continue to take steps to make further improvements so that that experience is enhanced for users every day. >>> a surge of users expected by december 23rd that is the deadline to enroll for coverage which starts at the beginning of the year. >>> we're seeing newly released video of a dramatic underwater rescue. this man survived without food or water after his tug boat capsized six months ago. this video shows how he was able to breathe nearly 100
services the data storage industry. >>> happening today president obama will hold an event with those who are getting health insurance coverage. he will talk up improvements made to healthcare.gov, the troubled website that just got a major overhaul, by early monday evening 750,000 users had logged on. officials promise the site could handle 50,000 people simultaneously. when the number reached 35,000, a new queuing system kicked in. >> very frustrating for me because i need insurance so badly. and it seems like something in the system or something that's not working. >> the white house says the system works because the website did not crash. but some people had to wait in the new queuing system for hours. emails are sent to users when the site is ready to handle their request. >>> developing news now. autopsy results for paul walker could be released today and we are getting a look at new video of the fiery crash that killed the actor. the surveillance video was taken from a building across the street shortly after the accident on saturday. there was smoke in that video. it started to ri
. >>> president obama launched a new campaign encouraging people to sign for coverage under the affordable health care act. the president said problems with the government website have now been fixed and the overwhelming number of people using it to register are getting good service. >> whatever comes up, we will fix it because we know that the ultimate goal, the ultimate aim is to make sure people have basic security and the foundation for the gad health that they need. >> the president -- good health they need. >> the president promised to make the new health care law work even if it took the next three years of his epidemic presidency. >> the republican chairman of the house oversight committee sent letters to 15 insurance giants asking about policy changes after the affordable care act was implemented. one of those companies is blue shield of california which says it will respond to those questions. >>> one east bay city is looking to regulate a new trend. new at 5:30, the plan for ecigarettes that is up for a vote tonight. >>> an unusual but welcome site at the airport. >>> first, the host o
americans to sign up for affordable care health coverage. the improved obama care was website was able to handle at least 750,000 visitors monday although they did not say how many actually signed up. >>> there's been another alarming shark attack off of hawaii's coast. a man bitten monday while fishing died from his injuries. mara has more. >> officials say a shark attacked a man on a small island off of the southwest coast of maui. a popular spot for diving and snorkeling. they identified the victim as a 57-year-old from washington. he was kayaking with a friend when he began screaming for help. his friend paddled toward him and found his bleeding severely from his right leg. his friend tried to put a tourniquet on him and reach a boat but he died upon reaching the shore. >>> this is the 8th attack near maui this year. the 13th statewide. prompting a major study of shark behavior in the region. the area where the latest attack took place remains closed this morning. >> we're closing the beach and monitoring and make sure that everybody stays out of the water. that will remain in effe
of white-only rule and went on to win the presidency the next year, serving until 1999. he battled health issues with hospitalizations. starting tomorrow all flags in south africa will be flown at half staff. the white house says president obama will attend. they broke out in song outside of his home. the crowd gathered quickly after hearing news of the death. the crowd has been chanting and dancing some wearing the flag to celebrate what he did for the country. >> a new statue with fists raised in triumph is lit up in washington, d.c. every living american president is expected to attend mandela's funeral. >> new york's famed apollo theater is honoring the south african leader. a music hall changed it's marquis to read in memory of nelson mandela. join us for abc7 news at 6:00 beginning at 6:30. >> breaking news there is a state wide amber alert for a 14-year-old girl abducted in washington. the chp says she was taken by a 19-year-old acquaintance. they're believed to be heading to california we have their pictures for you. that is coming up tonight at 5:00 >>. the cold snap continues to
what is possible when one acts on convictions president obama said nelson mandela now belongs to the ages. he was 95 years old and had been in failing health sometime. >> coming up next cal athletics signs up a ben and why can you move the tv out here? the wireless receiver. i got that when i switched to u-verse. but why? because it's so much better than cable. it's got more hd channels, more dvr space. yeah, but i mean, how did you know? i researched. no, i-i told you. no. yeah! no. the importan and i got you this visor. you made a visor! yes! that i'll never wear. ohh. [ male announcer ] get u-verse tv for just $19 a month for two years with qualifying bundles. rethink possible. >> updating breaking story out of contra costa county. officials warning about a possible color yeens incident >> nick smith is live where the county has given the all clear. >> reporter: you know we have new information this, is what you need to know. i just got off the phone with randall sawer. he says all clear has been given. the tank has been empty, and you can, they're continuing to monitor th
with him and deliver his heart medication. he says newman appeared to be in good health. >> catherine: it's world aids day - and it's also the 25th anniversary of the 'first' worlds aids day. that's why there's a huge red ribbon on the white >> catherine: president obama is marking the occasion by announcing a new project to advance hiv research -- aimed at a cure. >> catherine: the president says the world has come a long way since 1988. this is an aids treatment center in china. a new study suggests that if fighting aids >> catherine: continues -- the world will reach "the beginning of the end of aids" as soon as 20-15. several 49ers swapped their helmets for santa hats this afternoon in san jose. >> jacqueline: , the 5:00 hour early to buy many brief showers are possible. breezy and clean in afternoon about 10 to 15 degrees cooler than today. very cool morning as a star with the bay area 20's and 30's bay area wide and deftly will see frost. as we look at the north a little bit to the east we're seeing the system slowly moving to the celt moving through overnight and dropped very cold
and possession of burglary tools. >>> time now 5:45. president obama has scheduled a news conference today highlighting people who have been helped by his health care reform law. the president's news conference comes a day after the team in charge of fixing the healthcare.gov web site says they've worked out most of the bugs. now the president will talk about the provisions of the affordable care act like preventing denial due to preexisting conditions. the president will be joined by people who the white house says have benefited from the new law. >>> cover california has launched an online insurance exchange for small businesses. employers with no more than 50 full-time workers are eligible for this program. they're not required to enroll and can instead advise workers to find insurance through the covered california site for individuals and for families. but by signing up some small businesses could qualify for federal tax credits. >>> a federal report says the commission planning to revoke city college of san fransisco's accreditation should be given one year to fix its own problems. t
to media coverage detailing problems with rollout of the health care law. >>> fighting to stay open. the new challenge san francisco city college faces. >>> also a relative of president obama has his day until court. a judge decides if he must be deported or if he can stay in this country. we'll have the details. >>> good morning. we're looking at the roads and finally we are getting to see slow traffic on 880 and also some other spots where the traffic is slowing down. >>> old man winter is really in the middle of the country but there is a hint of him here. it is definitely cold for some but what about how cold it will get later in the week. [woman] you wrapped the... [man] it's nothing but tape... [woman] it's a block. we're havin' a baby! [laughter in background] [woman screams] are we havin' a baby? [ambient crying and laughter] >>> time now 6:13. police in hayward say a 16-year- old boy that was shot and killed last month in a hayward park died trying to help a girl. police say christopher stepped in to defend a teenage girl that was being threatened by two suspected gang memb
brown. his cranial us life shows what is possible when one acts on his convictions. president obama said today that nelson mandela now belongs to the ages. he was 95 years old and had been in failing health for some tim time. >> now later at 9:30 you will hear from mandela's jailer would became his most unlikely friend. stay with us for that coming up in 25 minutes. >> now to the bay area. cold snap and tonight will be almost as cold as last night so how cold was it? so cold planes had to be deiced before taking off this morning from san jose international airport. you don't see this scene very often around here. minnesota perhaps but not in the bay area. so cold it took more than a wiper blade to cut through the ice that formed car windshield overnight. maybe yours as you headed out this morning. so-called ice developed on ice plant in danville as seen in this picture from you report at kg o dash tv.com. wild photo there. >> sandy is here. what another 24 hours or so of this really cold weather sandhya. >> yes dan. then a storm moving in and cold return agai again. we ta
. >> the obama administration says that they have met their goal have of the health-care website working smoothly for most users. the administration had set a deadline of midnight sunday to get the website up and running. they launched this two months ago but it was plaque with technical problems. the administration officials and on the wall the website is running smoother than it was once before, users could still face error messages. >> a truck carrying 8 t of fireworks were set on fire after a traffic accident in south china's guangdong por vince. province. firefighters received reports of a truck on fire and loud noises of fireworks. the explosion caused evacuation's in nearby homes. no injuries were reported. >> isralei prime minister benjamin and netanyahu is under fire today on allegations they he is beiliving overly expensive. in a document released by civil liberties group, they reported that he spent more than $900,000 and flowers and candles in 2012. that includes $1,700 on scented candles and $23,000 on flour rise was at his home in jerusalem. israelis have long accused the prime mini
care of that on friday. then clearing and windy again on sunday. >>> time now 6:51. president obama has called a news conference for today. he'll highlight the people who have been helped by his health care reform law. the president's news conference comes a day after the team in charge of fixing the healthcare.gov web site said they worked out most of the bugs. the president will talk about the provisions of the affordable care act like preventing denials due to preexisting conditions. he's going to be joined by americans who the white house says have benefited from this new law. >>> also the annual lighting of the capital christmas tree, that's tonight in washington d. c. some video we showed you this last week. the tree actually arriving at the capital building. it's an 88-foot tall spruce tree from washington state. house speaker john boehner will like up the tree tonight. >>> time now 6:52. a major target for a cop or thief in the south bay. the company he tried to steal from and how police say they were able to track him down. >> ♪ all i need is a little hope with my back agains
with costars gathered sunday at the site of the crash. walker was 40 years old. >>> the obama administration says it has met its own december deadline for significantly improving the health care enrollment website. officials say healthcare.gov site can now handle 50,000 users at a time. at least 800,000 a day. however, the administration isn't scheduled to release it's next round of actual enrollment figures until the middle of the month, december 23rd is the last day to sign up for coverage that begins in january. >>> after a few delays prince harry's trek to the south pole is now underway. nbc special correspondent back buckingham palace. >> reporter: good morning. after several days of delays due to bad weather and the logistics of getting thousands of pounds of gear from the russian base to the 87th degree parallel that they'll be setting off from, yesterday at 8:00 a.m. eastern time prince harry and the teams of injured soldiers from the u.s., the u.k. and the common wealth got off on the race to the south pole. they're hoping to cover about 175 miles which should take around 15 days. b
. >>> president obama has covered a news conference where he will highlight people who have been helped by his health reform law. the this news conference comes a day after the team said they worked out most of the bugs. the president will talk about the provisions of the affordable care act such as preventing denial tu to preexisting conditions. he will also be joined by americans who the white house say have benefited from the new law. >>> covered california has launched an online insurance exchange for small businesses. employers with no more than 50 full-time workers eligible for the program, they are not required to enroll. they can advise workers to find insurance through the covered california site for individuals and families but by signing up, some small businesses could qualify for federal tax credits. >>> tonight, the singing store of one of last year's catchiest summer songs will bring holiday spirit to san francisco. ♪ >> i can tell you pam cook is dancing this. she will join in on the christmas lighting ceremony. 49ers will be there. the event starts at 5:00 on california stree
point out that people who eat unhealthily pay a far greater price when you consider long-term health care costs associated with the poor diet. >>> new concerns today about bald eagles after a new rule announced by the obama administration that's pitting environmentalists against each other. as justin gray reports this controversy all centers on wind power. >> reporter: few animals inspire the same emotion. the bald eagle, a national symbol, its image everywhere from the dollar bill to the white house. it's a bird that made a remarkable come back all the way from the bring of extinction. but now the biggest threat to the bird could be a green energy source of the future, wind power. the obama administration just announced new rules for windturbine facilities. 30-year permits are now available that allow for the accidental killing of bald eagles. it used to be killing a bald eagle was always a crime. the national wildlife federation say they're supporters of wind power, but not this new rule. >> you have to provide more certainty for the eagles and make sure they're safeguarded. >> rep
there are other problems under obama care. policies have higher deductibles. the average deductible for the lowest level of insurance on health care.gov is more than $5,000. >> u-t says bob filner will be facing sense snensing today. >>> "usa today" looks at a passenger who fell asleep on his flight. he found himself locked on a cold empty plane on friday and the crew of united express express jet did not notice him during layover in houston. he called his girlfriend who called united who called him out. >> when he called his girlfriend she did not miss it. >> how do you miss a sleeping guy in a chair. >> meant to be there. i fell asleep. >> i'm left on a plane. >> that would induce panic. >> i wonder if anyone's going to lose their job. i don't know. >> no, i don't think so. >> or a girlfriend. >> better yet. that's right. >>> okay. speaking of one of our favorite royals, prince harry, your favorite charlie. >> he's my guy. >> his charity race to the south pole has been suspended. for the past week he walked with a team of wounded warriors. they were raci
it has fixed most of the problems with healthcare do the got. the obama administration officials say the website can now handle up to 50,000 users at a time at healthcare.gov. it launched in october and continually crashed as people logged on to buy mandated health insurance. >>> the national retail federation says 141 million people shopped over the holiday season but total spending is down 3% from last year. today is cyber monday. the busiest online sales day of the year for retailers. our kiet do is in san jose this morning checking the deals. >> reporter: emails have been rolling in since midnight some talking about fantastic deals of up to 70% off. some experts say many will spend up to 4 hours shopping at work online. i bet a big part of that will happen today. on this cyber monday, sure, there are good deals but how do you know they are great deals? online databases like savings.com and pricegrabber.com claim to do all the heavy lifting by pulling coupons and deals from multiple online retailers. >> take advantage of deal sites as well as online databases that congregate or he
. let's go. but -- we're not repealing it as long as i'm president. >> president obama took on the republican critics of the bill yesterday. he said they want it to fail. republicans say the law is flawed. >>> a site with the web address similar to the california health exchange is linked to state republicans. this is what the website looks like. its url is close to the coveredca.com. they call it a resource guide on the affordable care act but critics call it deceptive saying the look-alike site discourages people from enrolling. 80,000 californians have signed up through the real affordable healthcare exchange. today kpix 5 is gathering experts from "covered california" for a healthcare consumerwatch hotline. reps are going to be here at kpix 5 all day today to answer your questions. just call between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. at 1-888-5-helps-u. >>> for the first time this week, stock futures are heading higher. wendy gillette of cbsmoneywatch.com joins us with the latest from wall street. >> reporter: good morning. the markets have lost ground two days in a row following a run
are studying the dead wells to try to determine why they beached themselves. >>mark: of the obama care website is finally starting to put up some respectable sign of members but it's only-but it's job only seems to have gotten harder. health care.gov is the on- line portal to subsidize private insurance for people who don't have job base coverage. it's too early to say whether the corners been turned, among the changes, faster speed and greater availability, a new window shopping feature, a reset button to clear old, useless applications and a queueing system for when the site is overloaded. a happy reunion for a family in fremont to reconnect with their long-lost cats. the six year old cororange tabby dash, ran away from home three and a half years ago. a few days after his honors both from their previous home in san jose. the catch was taken to a shelter this week by a woman who found him living in a neighborhood a few miles from where he had gone missing. dash was quickly reunited with his family because he was microchip's. pfft [chris]still smoking up a storm? [tom]yeah.pathetic,isn't it?
bundles. to those who've encountered welcome to covered california. new, affordable health plans so you can be ready for whatever comes your way. enroll today at coveredca.com. >> welcome back. >> the holidays have arrived in washington, d.c. >> three, two, one! whew! >> yesterday president obama hit the switch lighting the national christmas tree. michelle obama and their daughters joined the president on stage as he counted down and the president also did a little dancing with a little elf during the festivities last night. >>> a bay area family is one of 20 in the nation competing in the great christmas light fight. it's a family in ran rafael. >> my collecting of disney got to a point where i felt i had enough holiday disney, you know, characters and mickeys, et cetera, that we decided to set up a display and incorporate my disney collection with our christmas decorations. "the great christmas light fight," a reality tv show, will air here on abc7 starting next monday. >> the winds are starting to gust around the bay area. numbers from fran in the low 40s. only climbing another four
. >> major, let's turn to obama care healthcare.gov website. it appears there are improvements. shon shoppers have had a better experience. >> reporter: that's right. the first part is much much better. consumers go on the federal health care website, look for a plan, put in financial information, see if they qualify for a financial subsidy from the federal government and select a plan. that part is working better. the second part is not. the data that consumers put in is transferred to insurance companies. in many cases that data doesn't arrive at all or in a garbled fashion. those that think they enrolled won't have purchased a plan. yesterday, it was work jointly with the insurance industry to find a fix. it's the first time officials have brought in the insurance companies to fix the problem. >> major, thank you. >>> joe biden is taking a stand this morning over china's air defense zone. biden arrived in south korea today after wrapping up a two day visit to china. he spoke in beijing about china's territorial dispute with japan. >> china's recent and sudden
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